TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KTVI)-The rush is on to find the last Twinkies in town. The owners of Hostess bakeries made good on their promise Friday to start liquidating the company, claiming a strike by the Bakers’ Union is forcing them out of business.
That means Hostess Bakery Thrift shops were the scene of a snack attack, with customers trying to get one last taste of the favorite treats before all that`s left is just crumbs.
“I am going to be sad,”said Carol Strube, who was pushing a cart full of Wonder Bread through the store. “It’s the only kind of bread my mother ever would eat. She didn`t splurge on a lot but she always had Wonder Bread, she said it was the best.”
But it isn’t just the thrift shops where people are zig-zagging for Zingers and fretting over fruit pies.
At Shop N` Save in Kirkwood, the supply of Hostess treats was still good Friday morning, but the demand was building, especially since all Hostess products were coincidentally, already on sale.
“I think it is a real shame,” said store manager Chris Pohlman. “Hostess Cupcakes and Ding Dongs are a part of American history that we have lost, so it`s a real shame.”
“What are we going to do without our Twinkies?” asked Jan Bell-Landa, who then answered her own question.
“We`ll all lose some weight.”
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